Austin Braimoh has asked Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to drop his candidacy for the presidency of Nigeria in the 2023 elections.
Braimoh said the former Lagos State governor should have grown up, leaving the Igbo people to run.
It is thought that the APC leader could run for the presidency in the next election.
As the 2023 general election campaign kicks off, prominent activist Austin Braimoh has advised APC leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The Daily Trust quotes Austin Braimoh as saying that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu should give up his dream of becoming Nigeria’s next president, giving Igbos a chance.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, Braimoh called on the major political parties to take their tickets to the Southeast.
Mr Austin Braimoh sees justice and peace as the way for political parties to hand over their presidential flags to an Igbo.
“The North as a whole is why one region can produce presidents in a row, and there will be no conflict, but there is no such thing in the South.”
“I urge the politicians who are advocating for the abolition of the dictatorship to be disregarded and ignored in their bid for office.” – Braimoh.
The newspaper quoted Braimoh as saying that those who hold this view are not fair, and there will be no peace in that.
“I call on our leader, our father, Bola Tinubu, I know he is patient, I know when the time comes, he will come out and say he has withdrawn his candidacy and supported Ibo.” – Braimoh.
This was done during Obasanjo’s time
Explaining, Braimoh said that in 1998, the major parties agreed to allow the Arab to become president because of what happened to MKO Abiola in 1992.
Mr Braimoh said it was time for Igbos to stay in power, saying any attempt to prevent Southerners from becoming president was unfair.
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